By MM&E Staff
Located just outside of Kansas City, MO, Independence is a small town that attracts a wide range of visitors seeking out a home-like destination to host their next company function, or simply absorb the simplistic beauty of the past and create worthwhile memory in the present. Whether you and your accompanying professionals have a couple of days, or perhaps one, to meet and explore this picturesque town, you will experience top-notch hospitality while feeling like you are right at home.
A Small Town Bustling with Activities
The Visit Independence Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to ensuring you and your group are well-cared for and amazed by the historical legacies that continue to draw attention and recognition every year. There are so many places and unique sources of entertainment to observe during your corporate or personal stay.
One of the most notable aspects of this town is that it was home to President Harry S. Truman. Visitors can tour the home Truman grew up, retrace his first job at Clinton’s Soda Fountain, learn about his administration at The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, explore Truman’s office and podium during his career as a judge at The Historic Truman Courthouse, and check out Truman’s final stop in his 1948 Whistlestop Campaign, the Truman Depot.
Independence also attracts many visitors who are fascinated by the Lewis and Clark expedition and pioneer era. The live, interactive edutainment brings the town’s history to life, and it is a popular sight to see while exploring Independence. Visitors can explore Independence Square along three historic “Westward Ho” trails, visit the Vaile Victorian Mansion, and learn about the three great western routes pioneers embarked at the National Frontier Trails Museum.
Meet “Right at Home”
Independence is a unique town to host your own meeting and event because of the persistent effort to make visitors feel like they are residents. The small, personal bed and breakfasts nestled in town, such as Serendipity Bed and Breakfast and Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, are ideal locations to unwind and retreat, yet accomplish business with your accompanying professionals in their meeting and event spaces. The staff at these small lodges are dedicated to making each guest feel at home, increasing the authenticity and memories you will carry with you from this town.
In addition, there are many restaurants original to Independence that create one-of-a-kind meeting and event experiences. Local eats, such as Vivilore, a restaurant with a courtyard and an art gallery and antique shop next door, and V’s Italian Ristorante, an elegant fine-dining space, are classy, welcoming spaces that make for unforgettable company gatherings.
Find Your Independence
Independence is home to many unique activities and sights for you and your company associates to experience and marvel on breaks. This quaint, charming town will wow your group with its historical richness, intimate lodging and meeting spaces, delicious restaurants, and exceptional staff who make a commitment to making your company’s stay special.